The table below looks at the statistics for Java skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Java over the 3 months to 29 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java
Rank 10 22 24
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +2
Contract jobs citing Java 316 191 167
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 10.25% 7.08% 6.35%
As % of the Programming Languages category 29.42% 20.13% 17.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 218 107 97
Average daily rate
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£388 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £300 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £527 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £366 £365
% change year-on-year
+9.36% +0.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £32.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +60.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.95 £37.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-0.13% +2.77%
Java
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Programming Languages Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1074 949 976
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 34.84% 35.19% 37.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 705 550 562
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 28 47
Average hourly rate £35.25 £33.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.81% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.20 £15.55 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.20 £40.57
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.76% -5.00%

Java
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Java across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

Java Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Java
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Java across the North West region.

Java Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Java
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Java across the North West region over the 3 months to 29 January 2015.

Java Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Java
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Java across the North West region.

Java Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Java
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Java within the North West region over the 3 months to 29 January 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +7 107 £380 +4.82% 93
Cheshire +17 93 £364 +6.98% 32
Lancashire -1 69 £400 -5.88% 13
Merseyside +8 22 £350 +10.23% 8
Java
England

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Java also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Java.

1 227 (41.35%) Agile Software Development
2 174 (31.69%) Spring
3 153 (27.87%) HTML
4 144 (26.23%) Oracle
5 139 (25.32%) J2EE
6 135 (24.59%) JavaScript
7 133 (24.23%) XML
8 115 (20.95%) Linux
9 113 (20.58%) SQL
10 106 (19.31%) Web Services
11 94 (17.12%) TDD
12 88 (16.03%) Finance
13 83 (15.12%) Hibernate
14 78 (14.21%) CSS
15 68 (12.39%) HTTP
16 65 (11.84%) Tomcat
17 64 (11.66%) Windows
17 64 (11.66%) Maven
18 63 (11.48%) UNIX
18 63 (11.48%) Scrum
19 62 (11.29%) WebSphere
20 57 (10.38%) MVC
20 57 (10.38%) XSLT
20 57 (10.38%) Software Engineering
21 56 (10.20%) .NET
22 55 (10.02%) JUnit
22 55 (10.02%) SOAP
23 52 (9.47%) jQuery
23 52 (9.47%) Continuous Integration
24 50 (9.11%) JMS

Java
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Java also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Java. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 65 (11.84%) Tomcat
2 62 (11.29%) WebSphere
3 26 (4.74%) JBoss
4 21 (3.83%) Apache
5 20 (3.64%) Node.js
6 18 (3.28%) WebLogic
7 17 (3.10%) IIS
8 14 (2.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 12 (2.19%) Confluence
9 12 (2.19%) WebSphere Application Server
10 11 (2.00%) SharePoint
10 11 (2.00%) nginx
10 11 (2.00%) Jetty
11 6 (1.09%) Quickr
11 6 (1.09%) WebSphere Process Server
11 6 (1.09%) WebSphere Portal
11 6 (1.09%) CICS
12 5 (0.91%) TIBCO EMS
12 5 (0.91%) Oracle Service Bus
13 4 (0.73%) Umbraco
Applications
1 8 (1.46%) MS Office
2 5 (0.91%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.73%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (1.28%) Dynamics AX
2 6 (1.09%) Oracle EBS R12
2 6 (1.09%) BusinessWorks
3 4 (0.73%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 4 (0.73%) Oracle Financials
4 3 (0.55%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.55%) ResourceLink
5 2 (0.36%) SAP PM
5 2 (0.36%) Oracle 11i
6 1 (0.18%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.18%) Magento
6 1 (0.18%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.18%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.18%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 12 (2.19%) SaaS
2 9 (1.64%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (1.09%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (0.91%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (0.73%) PaaS
5 4 (0.73%) Amazon S3
5 4 (0.73%) Google App Engine
5 4 (0.73%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (0.55%) SuccessFactors
7 2 (0.36%) Route 53
7 2 (0.36%) IaaS
7 2 (0.36%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.18%) Yammer
8 1 (0.18%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 68 (12.39%) HTTP
2 14 (2.55%) Internet
3 13 (2.37%) FTP
4 12 (2.19%) DNS
4 12 (2.19%) TCP/IP
5 10 (1.82%) AMQP
6 9 (1.64%) ATM
7 8 (1.46%) SSH
7 8 (1.46%) HTTPS
7 8 (1.46%) SSL
8 7 (1.28%) DHCP
9 5 (0.91%) IPsec
10 4 (0.73%) LDAP
10 4 (0.73%) LAN
10 4 (0.73%) WAN
11 3 (0.55%) Firewall
11 3 (0.55%) MQTT
12 1 (0.18%) DSL
12 1 (0.18%) DVB
12 1 (0.18%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (7.83%) Oracle Database
2 34 (6.19%) Relational Database
3 32 (5.83%) MongoDB
4 28 (5.10%) SQL Server
5 23 (4.19%) MySQL
6 17 (3.10%) NoSQL
6 17 (3.10%) Hazelcast
6 17 (3.10%) Oracle Database 11g
7 15 (2.73%) Big Data
8 13 (2.37%) Oracle Reports
8 13 (2.37%) Neo4j
9 12 (2.19%) Hadoop
9 12 (2.19%) RDBMS
10 11 (2.00%) Oracle Database 10g
11 8 (1.46%) Data Warehouse
12 7 (1.28%) PostgreSQL
13 6 (1.09%) Oracle ODI
13 6 (1.09%) DB2
14 5 (0.91%) Oracle9i Database
15 4 (0.73%) Redis
Development Applications
1 64 (11.66%) Maven
2 55 (10.02%) JUnit
3 49 (8.93%) Eclipse
4 37 (6.74%) Selenium
5 35 (6.38%) Git (software)
6 29 (5.28%) Jenkins
7 27 (4.92%) Ant
8 24 (4.37%) Subversion
8 24 (4.37%) JIRA
9 23 (4.19%) Cucumber
10 11 (2.00%) Gradle
11 10 (1.82%) Hudson
11 10 (1.82%) Team Foundation Server
12 7 (1.28%) Mercurial
13 6 (1.09%) SoapUI
13 6 (1.09%) Jasmine
13 6 (1.09%) Oracle APEX
13 6 (1.09%) Oracle Forms
14 5 (0.91%) Mockito
14 5 (0.91%) WebDriver
General
1 88 (16.03%) Finance
2 46 (8.38%) Banking
3 8 (1.46%) Retail
4 7 (1.28%) Investment Banking
5 5 (0.91%) Telecoms
6 4 (0.73%) Manufacturing
6 4 (0.73%) Advertising
6 4 (0.73%) Publishing
7 3 (0.55%) Games
7 3 (0.55%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.18%) Law
8 1 (0.18%) Legal
8 1 (0.18%) Back Office
8 1 (0.18%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.18%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 362 (65.94%) Developer
2 230 (41.89%) Java Developer
3 60 (10.93%) Architect
4 39 (7.10%) Senior Developer
5 29 (5.28%) Senior Java Developer
6 27 (4.92%) Technical Architect
7 20 (3.64%) Consultant
8 18 (3.28%) Java/J2EE Developer
9 15 (2.73%) Analyst
9 15 (2.73%) Solutions Architect
9 15 (2.73%) Oracle Developer
10 13 (2.37%) Designer
11 12 (2.19%) J2EE Developer
11 12 (2.19%) Software Developer
11 12 (2.19%) Web Developer
12 11 (2.00%) Project Manager
13 10 (1.82%) Lead Developer
13 10 (1.82%) Tester
14 9 (1.64%) Solutions Designer
14 9 (1.64%) iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 174 (31.69%) Spring
2 153 (27.87%) HTML
3 139 (25.32%) J2EE
4 133 (24.23%) XML
5 106 (19.31%) Web Services
6 83 (15.12%) Hibernate
7 78 (14.21%) CSS
8 57 (10.38%) XSLT
9 56 (10.20%) .NET
10 55 (10.02%) SOAP
11 52 (9.47%) jQuery
12 50 (9.11%) JMS
13 48 (8.74%) JSP
13 48 (8.74%) Java EE
13 48 (8.74%) REST
14 45 (8.20%) Spring MVC
15 44 (8.01%) Servlets
16 39 (7.10%) RESTful
16 39 (7.10%) JSON
17 36 (6.56%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 42 (7.65%) Open Source
2 25 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (3.64%) Computer Science
4 9 (1.64%) Mobile App
5 8 (1.46%) Digital Media
5 8 (1.46%) User Experience
5 8 (1.46%) Data Structures
5 8 (1.46%) Algorithms
5 8 (1.46%) Mainframe
6 6 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (1.09%) IBM Mainframe
6 6 (1.09%) EMV
7 5 (0.91%) Chip Card
7 5 (0.91%) Online Banking
7 5 (0.91%) Social Media
8 4 (0.73%) Animation
8 4 (0.73%) Telematics
8 4 (0.73%) Data Integration
9 3 (0.55%) Blackberry
9 3 (0.55%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 115 (20.95%) Linux
2 64 (11.66%) Windows
3 63 (11.48%) UNIX
4 36 (6.56%) Android
5 35 (6.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 17 (3.10%) Apple iOS
7 12 (2.19%) Mac OS X
8 9 (1.64%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (1.28%) AIX
9 7 (1.28%) Windows 7
10 6 (1.09%) Solaris
11 5 (0.91%) HPUX
12 4 (0.73%) Windows Phone
12 4 (0.73%) CentOS
13 3 (0.55%) VMS
13 3 (0.55%) Windows XP
13 3 (0.55%) Windows Server 2012
14 2 (0.36%) Windows Vista
14 2 (0.36%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.36%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 227 (41.35%) Agile Software Development
2 94 (17.12%) TDD
3 63 (11.48%) Scrum
4 57 (10.38%) MVC
4 57 (10.38%) Software Engineering
5 52 (9.47%) Continuous Integration
6 47 (8.56%) OO
7 39 (7.10%) Unit Testing
7 39 (7.10%) SOA
8 38 (6.92%) BDD
9 35 (6.38%) E-Commerce
10 34 (6.19%) Configuration Management
11 27 (4.92%) Waterfall
12 23 (4.19%) OOP
13 21 (3.83%) DevOps
14 20 (3.64%) Software Testing
14 20 (3.64%) Web Design
15 19 (3.46%) Test Scripting
15 19 (3.46%) Project Management
16 18 (3.28%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 135 (24.59%) JavaScript
2 113 (20.58%) SQL
3 41 (7.47%) Scala
4 34 (6.19%) C++
5 33 (6.01%) PL/SQL
6 29 (5.28%) C#
7 27 (4.92%) XPath
8 23 (4.19%) Ruby
8 23 (4.19%) PHP
9 22 (4.01%) Python
10 13 (2.37%) Perl
10 13 (2.37%) C
11 12 (2.19%) Shell Script
11 12 (2.19%) XQuery
12 10 (1.82%) Objective-C
13 9 (1.64%) Clojure
14 7 (1.28%) VBA
15 6 (1.09%) Groovy
16 5 (0.91%) T-SQL
16 5 (0.91%) VB
Qualifications
1 41 (7.47%) Security Cleared
2 32 (5.83%) Degree
3 20 (3.64%) SC Cleared
4 13 (2.37%) DV Cleared
5 12 (2.19%) ISEB
6 9 (1.64%) HND
6 9 (1.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.18%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.18%) Sun Certification
7 1 (0.18%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.18%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.18%) PhD
7 1 (0.18%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.18%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.18%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (3.28%) QA
2 2 (0.36%) SLA
3 1 (0.18%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 10 (1.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (1.09%) Docker
3 5 (0.91%) Xen
4 2 (0.36%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 2 (0.36%) Varnish
4 2 (0.36%) XenApp
5 1 (0.18%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.18%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.18%) GPFS
5 1 (0.18%) Shibboleth
5 1 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.18%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 18 (3.28%) Puppet
2 8 (1.46%) Vagrant
3 6 (1.09%) TIBCO Hawk
4 3 (0.55%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (0.55%) Tivoli
5 2 (0.36%) CA Wily
5 2 (0.36%) yum
5 2 (0.36%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.36%) OMEGAMON
5 2 (0.36%) Ganglia
5 2 (0.36%) Foglight
5 2 (0.36%) Nagios
6 1 (0.18%) OpenView
6 1 (0.18%) CA SiteMinder
6 1 (0.18%) WSUS
6 1 (0.18%) Ansible
6 1 (0.18%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 144 (26.23%) Oracle
2 42 (7.65%) Red Hat
3 32 (5.83%) IBM
4 31 (5.65%) Microsoft
5 23 (4.19%) TIBCO
6 16 (2.91%) SAP
7 12 (2.19%) VMware
8 11 (2.00%) Atlassian
9 10 (1.82%) HP
10 7 (1.28%) JD Edwards
11 6 (1.09%) Google
11 6 (1.09%) Sybase
11 6 (1.09%) Citrix
11 6 (1.09%) Informatica
11 6 (1.09%) Lotus
12 5 (0.91%) webMethods
13 4 (0.73%) hybris
13 4 (0.73%) Kony
13 4 (0.73%) Cognos
13 4 (0.73%) Sun
Chester, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
North West
Venturi
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £400 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Premier IT
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Burnley, Lancashire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 5 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £495.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £330 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Streamline Connections
Rate: £400 - £495 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
North West England
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Altrincham
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £350 - £410 per day + bens
Posted: 13 days ago
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: £325 - £360 per day + competitive
Posted: 15 days ago